Debbie and Ed Rohowetz dreamed of moving to Minocqua for more than 15 years. Their family had travelled to the Northwoods from St. Louis many times a year, falling in love with the scenery, adventure and snowmobiling. Finally, they made the decision to make the big move.
Unfortunately, something unimaginable happened as they were unpacking their belongings in a storage unit. Debbie’s doctor from St. Louis told her she had breast cancer.
Debbie and her husband were faced with one of the hardest decisions of their life – go back to St. Louis to get treated by an urban health care system or live in their home in Minocqua and receive treatment at Marshfield Clinic Health System.
Debbie knows she made the right decision to receive treatment close to home. Watch Debbie’s amazing story here.
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Debbie’s gratitude for her care inspired her to give back. She hosted the first annual Northwoods Cruise for Cancer snowmobile fundraiser – raising more than $10,000 to support Northwoods cancer patients.
In August i will celebrate 40 years as a breast cancer survivor. All of my treatment has been at Marshfield. I am on my fifth oncologist. The others moved or retired. I have recently learned through a CURER Magazine article on dormant breast cancer that everything recommended in the article was done here for me. So I have been telling everyone how good they are here in Marshfield. I am lucky to live so close